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are monitoring l.a.x. airport police are getting lots of help one day after a gunman opened fire killing a tsa officer and bringing chaos to one of the world's busiest airports. >> today in our enhanced deployment for los angeles world airport, los angeles police department has committed additional resources. this morning i met with the federal air marshals and they're providing additional resources for us. obviously today and for the foreseeable future we'll continue our very high profile at the curbs and anywhere in those ticketing areas and anywhere on our campuses. >> we're also learning some new troubling clues emerging about the suspect 23-year-old paul ciancia. a source tells cnn the suspect had a note with an anti-tsa rant. the note also reflected his fear of an ominous new world order. our affiliates kcal and kcbs got the exclusive video and it appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who it is. we also have video of the chaos inside the airport moments after shots were fired, and you can hear police screaming for people to get down. >>
on the escalatoescalatort up. officers hernandez squirming around. road the escalator back down and shot him. two other tsa officers were wounded and treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher brianland mer is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. cnn's stephanie is outside the airport for us. you spoke with a witness who saw the shooting. what did he say to you? >> reporter: very much so, don. he was here at the airport to pick up the bags that he and his wife and son deserted as everything was going down. they heard the first fire shots. hit the ground and then there was a pause. and now, this gentleman i spoke to, he believes that's when he ran the shooter ran up the stairs and went back to shoot that tsa agent. this is what he said he saw from his perspective. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling forward. so i scrambled forward also. and there was a pause. and so i looked down the escalator. and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the wall there
three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in l.a., but he is from new jersey.
of the busiest airports in the united states. one tsa officer shot to death. the first ever to be killed in the line of duty. three others wounded. hundreds of passengers were single running in a state of panic. >> there was a guy downstairs, started shooting. one guy fell down. panic erupted and he was setting up through security shack. >> my husband just grab me and put me on the floor. i was really scared and crying. and i was panicked. >> the only thing could i do was keep my eyes down the hallway was just keep calm. everybody was just going crazy. >> here's how the scene unfolded this morning. >> 9:20 this morning. an individual came in to terminal three of this airport. pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shooting and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> the gunman is identified as 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia. shot three time in the chest by police and in critical condition. these images were taken by passengers in the airport. right here
the suspected gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia , shot a t-s-a officer at point blank range. he then walked away, but returned moments later to shoot him again. kyung lah explains how the >> reporter: investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal 3 they don't know every step of paul ciancia's path thru the terminal >> "but here's what they do know. a roommate dropped him off at the airport. he entered at about 9:20 in the morning one of these entrances at terminal 3." according to pictures like this one as well as surveillance video, the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle, which ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of
people were shot. a tsa agent was killed. the gunman was taken into custody. police believe the gunman acted alone. >> we believe at this point that there was a lone shooter, that he acted at least right now he was the only person armed in this incident. >> brian rooney joins us on the phone from los angeles international airport. give us the latest. the latest information that you have from the scree the scene. >> reporter: the biggest question right now who the shooter is. obviously officers know but they haven't told us who the shooter is. he shot his way through the screening area of the terminal and went into terminal three where there was a gun battle. they did not say how many shots might have been fired, but six people were injured and taken to the hospital. right now the airport is basically shutdown. i have not seen a flight landing in quite awhile now. flights certainly are not going out. the planes are on hold all over the country. now thousands of passengers have been streaming out of the airport, walking along a major avenue outside l.a.x. with their rolling bag looking f
tsa agent dead and as many as seven others injured. we're awaiting a news conference from authorities in just a minute. but first, let's check in with cnbc's scott cohn who joins us now live with the latest details. good evening, scott. >> reporter: good evening, larry. friday morning at los angeles international airport. business travelers headed home at the end of the week. others getting an early start on the weekend when a man in the terminal pulls an assault rifle out of a bag and starts shooting. he blasts his way where passengers normally exit and then makes it a actual way to gates before he is shot by police. one tsa officer is dead, the first killed in the line of duty in the 12-year history. multiple other officers were hurt. airport authorities say in all some seven people were injured, at least one critically. the suspected gunman is paul anthony ciancia, originally from new jersey, living in los angeles, employment unknown, motive unknown, but apparently was carrying paper that said kill tsa. in new jersey where his family still lives he sent a text just this morning men
fire at a security check point killing one tsa agent, wounding several more before he himself was taken down. he managed to make his way deep into the terminal to the gate area as thousands of passengers were forced to scramble and hide and avoid what became a shootout. air traffic was shut down. the facility was frozen in place. tonight it remains a crime scene as we learn more about the gunman, the dead, and the wounded. we have it all covered here tonight beginning with nbc's miguel almaguer at l.a.x. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. even at this late hour, the terminal behind me is one of many that are just beginning to re-open. police say a 23-year-old gunman entered a terminal not far behind me, opened fire, injuring seven, killing several before he injured. all of this taking place before the morning rush. you see a man in the wheelchair covered in blood. 9:30 a.m., shots fired inside terminal 3 at l.a.x. chaos, confusion, bloodshed. federal officials say a lone gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, a resident of los angeles from new jersey, walked inside the t
there are looking for more clues in the attack and what led a lone gunman to target tsa officers. >>> right now, the virginia and new jersey governors races, are making a final push for votes. we look at what tomorrow's elections could tell us about the 2016 presidential race. >>> and right now, we're waiting for today's white house briefing to get under way. the press secretary jay carney likely to face more questions about obama care and the political tell-all book "double rap." >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. more on the investigation into the fatal shooting over at the los angeles international airport. 23-year-old paul ciancia. police say he's the shooter. he remains in critical condition today, unable to speak with investigators. but we are starting to learn more about ciancia. and possibly some of his motives. we're also learning more about what happened just before the shooting, from someone who knew ciancia and his roommates. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home, eith
was subdued at one of the gates but not before one of the tsa agents was killed. brian joins us with the latest. >> they briefed us in the last half hour. he had enough ammunition to kill everyone in the terminal. he had a cache of ammo with him they have not given a number but it's big. the shooter is from new jersey. it's a little sketchy he may have been living in los angeles but he was from new jersey. >> have police been able to stitch together by talking to eye witnesses what the motive was in all of this? >> they are not confirming to us, he seems to have been targeting tsa agents. he asked people if they worked for the tsa and letting them go if they were not. the police and fbi are not confirming to us that he had something against the tsa. zpl. the tsa officer who was killed apoors to bappears to be the fis shot. was at the podium checking credentials when he started. >> just until recently they used to have the airport police in front of the checking station. but they moved it in front of security so a officer can respond in seconds. this incident could have been a ho
on the investigation into the deadly shooting of a tsa agent and the impact still being felt at bay area airports. >> some passengers are making alternate travel plans because of that shooting investigation. we will have the latest on flight delays and canceled flights coming up . and a new warning from berkeley police. the latest armed robbery that has students on alert. it's all head on mornings on two. >> compete bay yarr news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning. it's saturday, november 2nd. >> good morning. the weekend is here and so too is rosemary. let's get a quick look at forecast. >> good morning. we are going to be transitioning to a cooler, breezier pattern for your weekend. this morning waking up with patchy fog. it's really thick along parts of the coastline. it's a chilly temperature slipping back in to the 40s for most of us. by the afternoon a drop coming for the afternoon highs. we will be a lot cooler and winds will start to increase. we have a wind advisory late tonight into early tomorrow morning for some areas. i will show you which
shooting...s investigators try to figure why the suspect had a beef the t-s-a. c-b-s reporter ta garcia spoke with witnesses say... as bad as things wer they could have been much worse. scott greene was right ther. and ran for is life when a shooter opened fire friday los angeles international airport sot: scott greene/passenger (:08- :12)e had his gunned trained downe this and he took two shots. police say it was 23 year o paul ciancia who killed one agent and investigators fo >>> we learned more about the l.a.x. shooting. >> reporter: scoot green was right there when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> he had the gun down like this and took two shots. >> reporter: 23-year-old paul ciancia who wounded two people and killed a tsa agent. police found a note in his bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents. but they have not found any incidents where he had trouble with tsa. >> he was a calm passenger. >> reporter: he saw him walk in with an assault rifle. he tuesday could have been worse. >> 100 people under benches around him hiding and so if
ran down the stairs. >> a tsa agent is dead. several other people wounded after a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport. an u.s. drone strike kills the leader of a pakistani taliban. and the prime minister of iraq asks president obama for more help in ending violence in his country. ♪ >> there are still plenty of questions after a shooting at one of the nation's busiest airports. it happened near a security check point. terminal three at los angeles international airport, one tsa agent was killed, three others were wounded. the gunman was taken into custody after a shootout. officers. the investigators say they don't think anyone else was involved. >> we believe at this point that there was a loan shooter, that he acted at least right now, he was the only person armed in this incident. >> brian rooney joins us live from los angeles international airport. brian, good to see you. if you would, bring us up to speed for the very latest. >> reporter: the airport, tony, is still mostly shutdown. occasionally a flight lands but there is none taking off. i think a passeng
a motive. a disturbing picture of the gunman begins to emerge and the tsa mourns the first agent killed in the line of duty. we'll have a live report from lax. who takes the fall for the botched launch of the obama care website, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius apologizes on capitol hill. is it enough? we'll talk with congresswoman marcia blackburn and how big of a problem is this for the president. governor mike huckabee will join us as well. boston strong, stronger than ever. fans pouring into the streets to welcome the world series champions red sox. we'll take you there live. hello. this is america's news headquarters. live in the nation's capitol. it starts right now. >>> we're hearing some of the chilling stories emerging from that rampage at los angeles international airport. leading the coverage, standing by live at the airport is dominick. >> reporter: uma, the fbi is looking into the background of paul ciancia, they believe is the gunman. that's how they identified him yesterday. they're also searching his apartment which is just east of hollywood here. th
that killed one tsa agent, injuring at least five other people and disrupting hundreds of flights nationwide. hello, everyone, glad you're with us. i'm greg jarrett. >> i'm arthel neville. welcome inside america's news headquarters. this is 23-year-old paul ciancia armed with a semiautomatic rifle, more than 150 rounds of ammunition as well as a note allegedly outlining his mission against the tsa. listen as these people describe the chaos the moment he opened fire. >> two gunshots going off and i looked at my boyfriend and he said, those are gunshots. he was like, run. we literally just ran down the stairs. >> tsa was running with us. they said, keep running, keep running. there was probably another 15 to 20 shots that we heard behind us. we just kept running. >> it was like a dream. it wasn't real. it was like a movie. it was so intense. it wasn't normal to hear that. we all just panicked. >> live today with the latest. how is it looking? looks pretty quiet behind you as you can see from this monitor. >> they look like they're try to get back to businesses as quickly as possible. this is t
security for both tsos and the flying public. the development of a new class of tsa officers with law enforcement status would be a logical approach to accomplishing this goal, end quote. security at airports across the nation will be reviewed on orders from attorney general eric holder in the wake of the l.a.x. shooting. a gunman killed one tsa officer as you recall and wounded two other officers and a passenger. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless
suspected of opening firing, killing a tsa screener and wounding three others was formally charged with the murder of the officer and violence at international airports. federal crimes for which he could receive the death penalty if convicted. nbc's miguelal maguer joins us. >> reporter: according to investigators, this is where the suspect was dropped off by a roommate who did not know what was coming. police say he walked right through those front doors behind me into the terminal, pulled out a gun and opened fire while alone. operations at l.a.x. are back to normal as we learn new details on the fatal shooting. >> reporter: with the heavy police presence, terminal 3 is again packed with passengers. it was here -- >> shots fired. >> reporter: where the panic, chaos and bloodshed began. investigators now say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked inside the terminal with this assault rifle, five magazines, a bag of ammunition and a mission to kill. police also found a handwritten letter. insight to a possible motive. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill mult
when he fired shots inside the airport. strong anti-government views attacking the tsa, saying that if tsa is going to treat all americans as potential terrorists, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. initial checks on the computer haven't turned up anything that would indicate what it was that got him attracted to that view in the first place. as for the weapon he took in, he did purchase it legally but they are still trying to figure out where he got the high capacity 30-round magazines he had five with him when he came into the airport. he's still in critical condition in the hospital, not talking. he was shot in the face. it makes it difficult for him to talk, although officials say it does not appear he has any kind of brain injury, so it's the ability to speak, ability to form words that's the problem here, not the cognitive process. but it's not clear how long it will be before they are able to start asking him questions. it could be that he'll respond in writing or by nodding yes or no, which is how authorities did their initial interrogation in the boston bombin
-ray machines and tsa was right there with us. and we didn't know what to do. >> i saw one woman scooping up her child to run faster. the suspected gunman 23-year-old paul ciowa a ncia is in the hospital recovering and the fbi are waiting for him to be well enough. he sent a troubling text message to a family member and they found a hand written note describing his intent to kill tsa officers and filled with anti- government rants who felt his rights were being violated. one witness said the gunman targeted tsa agents asking people if they worked for tsa. 39 year old hernandez, leaving behind a wife and two children. dom, bring us up to speed from los angeles. >> reporter: hey, there, harris, we had a photoreleased of hernandez. we can show you what he looked like. he worked here in lax five years and he was a peyafrial inspector and stand in the checkpoint and looking for people behaving suspiciously. this is the scene in lax right now. this is terminal one. it is very, very quiet. and this is the baggage and arrival area. it is quiet this time. we do have a heightened police presence after ye
. >> did he ever express any hatred toward the government or the tsa? >> all the findings that came out this year, he was very upset about it and he thought that tsa abused their power. >> brand new exclusive information, a friend of paul ciancia speaking out. hatred toward the tsa and how police missed him by just hours. >> he has a bag, gets in the car. off they go. and a short time later, a knock at the door. police. >> yes, police. >> plus, a car repo? not unusual. a car recall and replace the part doesn't come in for six months? wait. what? honda saying drivers should just work around the problem. is that really safe? >>> also -- >> wings came off. they were on fire. >> 12,000 feet in the air, two planes full of skydivers collide. >> the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >>> and soccer fans so bad they set their rival's stadium on fire during the game. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we now have a better idea of just how troubled l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia was days before fri
away from preventing the shooting. should tsa officers now be armed? i will ask california senator dianne feinstein. >>> also, are the 2016 battle lines being drawn? chris christie may be heading for a big win that could boost his white house chances as an influential center. it falls on hillary clinton to launch her own run. >>> and four years after political opposition fueled his plans to try them in new york city, attorney general eric holder says they would be on death row right now. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, we're learning much more about the bloody shooting rampage at los angeles airport that sent panicked passengers fleeing for their lives, left a tsa officer dead and three more victims wounded. now there's a brand new push by the union that represents tsa officers to give them law enforcement status, in other words, guns and arrest powers to protect themselves and the public. meantime, the suspect, who allegedly targeted the tsa, remains in critical condition. cnn's stephanie elam has been piecing together the details of what happened,
's busiest airport, opening fire, terrorizing travelers and shooting one tsa agent dead. what it means about the future of airport security in this country. it is all "happening now." jon: well, that there's a new push to hit the pause button on rollout of obamacare amid brand new troubles with the federal health care website. welcome to the monday edition of "happening now." i'm jon scott. >> hi, everybody, great to see you today. i'm jenna lee. anxiety is rising across the country as americans experience growing frustration with this dysfunctional website. now the outages are going to become a regular thing over the next few days. the obama administration announcing that the website will be down every day from 1:00 to five a.m. eastern time while it is being fixed. if you're out on the west coast, by 10 p.m. tonight you won't have access to the website for several hours. so no late night shopping for any of you on the west coast. senator kelly ayote is calling on president obama to order a timeout. the new new hampshire republican wants a bipartisan group to convene about the problems with
grizzly new details on the los angeles airport shooting. the shooter fired at point blank range at tsa officer hernandez who crumbled to the floor. the suspect walked away, turned around, and saw hernandez squirming on the floor. the suspect came back, shooting hernandez again, killing him. five people were shooting with including the suspected gunman, paul ciancia who is in critical condition. two others were treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. now to cnn stephanie elim outside l.a.x. stephanie, you spoke with a passenger who witnessed a shooting. >> reporter: don, it was crazy to hear his story. he said everyone hit the ground. he was up above the escalator, in he curity, wh when everything happened. there was a pause and he looked back down and that's when he saw everything else. take a listen. >> we were at security. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling forward. so there was a pause. i look down the escalator and i saw the gunman. he had hi
yesterday and started shooting. one tsa agent is dead. five hurt in a scene of total panic caught on video by this report by tmz. so word from the hospital on his condition. along with the rifle, he was carrying 150 round of ammunition, as well as a note that said he wanted to kill tsa employ and "pigs." no words can explain the horror that we experienced today when a shooter took the life of a member of our family and injured two tsa officers. i received a call not long ago from president obama who not only shared with me his cole doll lenses. it could have been much worse if agents on the scene weren't well prepared for emergency situations. >> not more than three weeks ago we took every one of our officers, patrol officers and a couple hundred officers from the los angeles police department and we practiced the exact scenario that played out today. >> in just a few minutes, we'll have a live report from los angeles and new details about the suspected shooter. but first to politics. new this morning, president obama sending this message to both parties in congress. work together to pass
at l.a.x. one tsa officer is dead, several others hurt. we're digging to find new details about the suspect and what his real goal may have been. >>> and new hope this morning for a family of a teenager found dead inside a gym mat. the fbi is now investigating whether kendrick johnson was murdered, or if it was a tragic accident. >>> and the turnout strong in boston. thousands are packing the streets for parades celebrating the world champion red sox. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together for the man who burst into the los angeles airport, shooting several tsa officers, and killing one. the fbi says he is paul anthony ciancia, and he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order, according to a federal law enforcement official. when shots were fired, people in terminal 3 ran for their lives yesterday. cell phone video obtained by tmz shows the chaos as officers yelled at people to get down. >> clear? on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> go, go, go! >> on the floor! >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! [ alarm
.a.x. and killing one tsa officer and sending passengers running for their lives. >> the guy came in through the glass doors like nothing and comes in shooting everyone. >> who is he? definite a grudge against the tsa? we're live in los angeles with the latest. >>> unsportsmanlike conduct. a miami dolphin leaves the team under mysterious circumstances. allegations of repeated bullying led him to quit. could a lunch room prank have been the final straw? >>> rocky mountain high anxiety. the denver nuggets mascot passes out. during pre game introductions. an update on the mascot "today," saturday, november 2nd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. alongside maria schiavocampo who is in for jen a and dylan dreyer. jen a, of course on maternity leave. >> the top story. the deadly shooting of the tsa agent in los angeles airport. the 39-year-old victim the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in th
. the killing of a tsa agent at los angeles international airport is raising questions about the motives of the 23-year-old suspect, and also airport security. do tsa agents need to be armed? our justice correspondent pete williams will be here in a little while to give us an update and fresh report on all of that. but first, the obama care debate. the healthcare.gov was actually off site for repairs over the weekend. they said saturday the glitches are, quote, just at this present time of the iceberg. this week, as you might have remembered, the president traveled to boston to compare the rough start of obama care to what he called the slow start of the massachusetts health care plan. but he also praised his 2012 opponent mitt romney, who in 2006, as governor of massachusetts, signed that state's health care reform legislation into law. >> i've always believed that when he was governor here in massachusetts, he did the right thing on health care. if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder doing it in all 50 states. >> that is proving to be the case. and the 2012 republican p
of the injured tsa officers spoke out for the first time talking about his encounter with the gunman after helping an elderly man to a safe area. >> i turned around and there was a gunman who shot me twice. i was shot in the foot. after i was shot i got to the area where the planes were at. and people were coming towards me and asking me, you know, were you shot, what's going on. i was like, and i, all i could think about was, you know, helping them, you know, i may be injured right now, but the concern is really to take care of you. >> that comes on the heels of new information that police visited the alleged gunman's apartment the day of the shooting. they got a tip. but it turns out they missed him. and the chance to save a live by just minutes. stephanie elam is out front. >> reporter: not long before the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport, paul ciancia sent his family messages, some suggesting that he would commit suicide. the family alerted authorities who asked lapd to do a welfare check. they responded within six minutes of getting that call, but it was still too
. >> los angeles international airport has completely reopened a day after a tsa employee was killed in terminal 3. the shooting put lax on lockdown, disrupting travel plans for more than 160,000. brian rooney joins us live from lax. authorities say everything is back up and running. are passengers still seeing delays? >> it's very busy here at los angeles international. a lot of people had to be rerouted. there's a clog, but all the terminals are open, including terminal 3 where the shooting was. they are sorting out the aftermath, not to speak of the luggage. >> piles of luggage were evidence of travel chaos. the airlines were reuniting passengers with their bags. amanda schroder was still wearing the clothes she travelled with. >> they had so much luggage, they didn't have time to scan it. >> family and friends mourn the lose of 39-year-old hernz r the first -- gerardo i. hernandez, the first tsa agent to die undertaining k his duty. >> he was a great guy, he was proud of his son that played football, how big his son was, and his daughter. >> the man police say was the shooter, 23
by a friend. authorities found a note in his duffle bag talking about killing tsa agents centered around a grudge. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple csa employees. they outlined the details in that note. the he signed the letter and made conscious decision to try to kill multiple employees. despite shift changes for officers there is no way of telling when a friday tragedy could have been averted. dominique di-natale. >>> they quickly adjourned after the defendant's chance disrupted the proceedings. he refused to change into the uniform. morsi was brought from the secret location to his detention to cairo to chanface charges of incitement and murder. he w if convicted he faces the death penalty. protestors set up camp outside the court and authorities stepped up security. >>> one lawmaker in washington issuing a threat to the white house to give up answers on benghazi or else. south carolina senator lindsay graham reiterating the pledge to block all nominees until they get word on the terrorist attack in benghazi. >> i shouldn't have to do this.
. they are the first-line line of defense against to these maniacs . i think it is ridiculous. --t: you mean tsa agency e tsa agents? caller: i'm not talking about 10 yards or 20 yards away. i'm talking about have somebody somewhere in the immediate facility with a weapon. airport was roaming the and nobody with a gun was anywhere to be found. as far as other procedures that could take place either from the airport loss -- airport's point of view or government's point of view, your thoughts on arming tsa agents, what are your thoughts on how to improve overall airport security? i guess you have to get them in the front door. this guy apparently walked in the front or with a weapon. if you go to a lot of places, schools or whatever, you walk through a metal to tactic. that is what we need, get them from the front as they come in the door. host: the orange county register has a graphic. with a man opened fire semi automatic weapon. this is the tsa screening area. he continued to shoot, according to a witness. tsa officer gerardo hernandez .as shot from the point where he enters into the point where he ge
shot one tsa officer and wounded several others. the airport is open again and details tonight emerging. we have more from the airport and chris lawrence outside the suspect's home in new jersey. we'll begin, what do we know about what happened today? >> reporter: passengers say it was a normal day at the airport when suddenly they heard very, very loud popping, one man said it sound the like it must have been from a large gun. many saw spark s and started running. there was the beat of calm and then absolute chaos, sheer terror as people were trying to flee this terminal. what happened afterwards is that after this gunman was taken down by the police, passengers here were completely stuck and it was gridlock. you can see, piers, there is still people walking up and down the streets trying to figure out how to get to the next destination. >> and in terms of actually what he did, we now know she shot dead one tsa officer. we think he wounded a second tsa officer, a third person was also wounded. we believe and others may have suffered minor injuries in the stampede to get away. is that t
to normal at los angeles international airport. after yesterday's shooting that killed one tsa agent, injured other people and impacted travel for thousands across the country. police say he was allegedly on a mission to kill asp tsa agents as possible. he is now in custody at a hospital where he was taken after being wounded in a shootout with airport police. dominic dinotoli joins us from the scene with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: that investigation beginning very much in earnest today. we can show you the moments of chaos in which tsa agents and local police ordered passen germs to throw themselves to the floor. and then they actually ordered them to get out of that terminal. fortunately, one of the passen germs was able to capture this on their phone and get it to tmz. "los angeles times" reporting, quoting an official saying that a note was found on cianci saying he was targeting tsa officials and, quote, pigs. indicating he was obviously after the police here. the associated press also reporting the fbi wants to look into his background. they want to see preci
tsa officer killed in the line of duty in the agency's history. two additional agents were wounded. joining me from austin, texas, is the chairman of the house homeland security committee, michael mccall. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. i think in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is, why did he do this. what do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some of the notes he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness again, like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents. he said, "if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished." and unfortunately, he did do that the other day. the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something like he did. my sympathies go out to the hernandez family and the other victims. this tragic day -- as you mentioned, he's the first tsa agent, officer to be killed in the line of duty. >> it's our understanding that much of the literature he had on him was anti-government,
of like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note that i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents, and if he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished and unfortunately, he did do that the other day and the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something just like he did and my simple thoughs go out to the hernandez family and the other victims, this tragic day. he's the first tsa agent officer to be killed in the line of duty. >> congressman, it's our understanding that much of the literature he had on him was both anti-government, anti-tsa but you're telling me his intent was suicide after he did damage? >> well, it's clearly one of those notes that reads i'm going to go kill people, and i don't want to kill civilians, with the idea that he's going to die at the end of this. the other thing that i think was equally as tragic was that his family in new jersey had notified new jersey local authorities, who then in turn notified the local l.a. police who actually visited the suspect's home the morning of the shoo
the gunman opened fire at los angeles international airport. this as the slain tsa officer's wife speaks out. >> he was a very good person. he took pride in his duty for the american public. >>> show of force. extra-tight security as some 45,000 athletes prepare to run in today's new york city marathon since the first time since both superstorm sandy and the boston bombing. >>> and what the hail? a fantastic finish at the end of the nebraska/northwestern football game. >> it's caught! it's caught! it's a touchdown! >>> and yes, cornhusker fans everywhere still celebrating today sunday, november 3rd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> and i'm lester holt alongside dylan dryier and mara schiavocampo. that highlight that will live on. by the way, it's nice to see everybody made it on time today. >> we did. that was a little challenge for you last time we changed our clocks. >> you've got to let that go. it was a one had of time deal. >
a gunman opened fire. one tsa agent was killed, several wounded and the shooting could have been worse. tonight the story from inside lax and the reaction from the suspects new jersey home town. >> targetting the taliban. this man was the most wanted in pakistan. today a u.s. drone strike killed him. more on the operation and why the c.i.a. was eager to launch this one. putting the pieces in place for high speed rail. california is moving forward with a project that will create jobs and connect los angeles and san francisco. how do you convince kids to stay in class? in alaska a school district is trying what some call bribery. we'll take a closer look. clues clues [ ♪ music ] >> across the united states over the past 24 hours there has been deadly shootings in new york, rowley north carolina, houston texas, hollywood california to name a few. when there's a shooting in a place with a lot of people and major security it will get a lot of attention. that was the case at los angeles international airport. a tsa agent was killed when a shooter opened fire at term nal 3, and ran toward
great to be here with you charlie. >>> we begin here the man charged with killing a tsa officer at los angeles international airport, investigators say paul ciancia claims he acted alone. >> this morning the attack is raising questions about security and procedures at america's third largest airport, ben tracy is at lax. ben, good morning. >> reporter: margaret and charlie good morning. all nine terminals at lax are open this morning and security is tight and some passengers understandably on edge and we're also learning more about the shooter's motives and security here at the airport. tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez, first employee killed in the line of duty. flowers have been placed in terminal three. >> he had his gun trained down like this and he took two shots. >> reporter: scott green was waiting in the security line with his family on friday when 23-year-old paul ciancia started shooting at tsa agents. passengers frantically ran out of the terminal as the shooter made his way toward the gate area. >> didn't make sense to me. i thought y
, the suspect paul anthony ciancia. he shot one tsa officer and wounded several others. the airport is open again and details tonight emerging. we have more from the airport and chris lawrence outside the suspect's home in new jersey. we'll begin, what do we know about what happened today? >> reporter: passengers say it was a normal day at the airport when suddenly they heard very, very loud popping, one man said it sound the like it must have been from a large gun. many saw spark s and started running. there was the beat of calm and then absolute chaos, sheer terror as people were trying to flee this terminal. what happened afterwards is that after this gunman was taken down by the police, passengers here were completely stuck and it was gridlock. you can see, piers, there is still people walking up and down the streets trying to figure out how to get to the next destination. >> and in terms of actually what he did, we now know she shot dead one tsa officer. we think he wounded a second tsa officer, a third person was also wounded. we believe and others may have suffered minor injuries in
, but terminal 3 remains closed after yesterday's shooting rampage that left one tsa officer dead and two more injured. it all threw off the travel plans of 167,000 travelers. >> on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> and some of them had to run for cover when the shooting started. police are now trying to learn what they can about the 23-year-old suspect. police identified him as paul ciancia. overnight, we learned about a series of texts he sent to his family that concerned them so much, they contacted police. cnn's dan simon joins me from los angeles. dan, good morning. what's the latest on the bags left behind by those passengers who fled terminal 3? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, allison. first of all, you have a lot of luggage that was left behind. when the shooting happened, people just bolted for the exits and just dropped their bags and left their personal belongings, and as you can imagine, people are eager to retrieve their stuff. at one point, they were going to be allowed back into terminal 3 to retrieve their belongings, but that's been on hold. the fbi is still inves
, david gregory. >>> we get back to the story now of one tsa agent who was left for dead. pete will tell us how the 23-year-old suspect could now be facing the death penalty. pete? >> investigators are trying to determine what got paul astencia into the letters he was carrying. he said if tsa is going to treat every american as a potential terrorist, then it creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. the note also said he had no intention of killing, quote, innocents, and that he made a conscious decision of trying to kill several tsa employees. he said he wanted to instill fear in what he called their traitorous minds. they haven't been able to question him because he's in critical condition in the hospital, but he could get the death penalty if he's convicted. he shot several rounds at hernandez, but when he moved away and hernandez started to move, he returned and shot him again, and as we know, hernandez was fatally wounded, david. >> how much additional security will there be for tsa at airports? >> they said the shooting will not lead to a decision to arm tsa officers, and they have a cou
made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say he targeted tsa acts. transportatio security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. ciancia does not have a history of mental illness, but we know he texted his family recently saying that he was very unhappy to the point where his father asked lapd officers to check on his son last friday. but by the time officers got to ciancia's apartment he had already left for lax. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiiran. >>> a threat disrupted flights in alabama and prompted a two hour evacuation. an employee at birmingham-shuttlesworth airport found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday. the bomb squad found nothing dangerous. >>> new this morning a person in a wheelchair is killed in a hayes valley neighbor the of san francisco. it happened about midnight at the intersection of market street and octavia boulevard. >>> and happening today, the family of 13-year-old andy lopez plans to file a federal suit against sonoma county and the sheriff's depu
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